Assistantships and Funding Opportunities
The department offers competitive teaching and research assistantship opportunities for both MS and PhD applicants. These assistantships provide a waiver for the cost of tuition in addition to a monthly stipend. You can indicate your interest in being considered for an assistantship on the application for admissions.
All applicants interested in receiving an assistantship will be considered during the admissions review process and applicants do not need to contact individual faculty members about receiving support for an assistantship.
Other Funding Opportunities
Applicants to the graduate program will be considered for two awards that celebrate two primary areas of excellence within the Department. These awards are given in addition to any assistantship funding that is offered. We encourage prospective students to describe their qualifications for one of these awards in question number four of their application statement of purpose.
Lee Gray Scholarship
This award is given to a student that is committed to research and teaching in the field of agricultural economics. Lee Gray was a faculty member and former Chair in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at CSU. He was particularly known for his excellence in teaching and his love for working with and advising students in agricultural economics.
Robert Young Scholarship
This award is given to a student that has a demonstrated interest in research related to environmental and natural resource economics, particularly pertaining to water resource economics. Robert Young was an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at CSU whose impactful research focu